Rough sandy tracks through dense forest - definitely 4WD and a decent clearance required. Cut across the island to the eastern beach (Seventy Five Mile Beach). It's a beautiful, seemingly endless beach - an utter waste, but it's used as a highway. Actually it's kind of fun to drive on and much easier than the inland tracks, but it's such a shame - it really is a beautiful beach and even (as slow of time as they get on the island) there are cars zooming by every few minutes).
Stopped at the wreck of Maheno, a ship that was washed up here in 1923. Climbed around on it a bit, took some pictures, and continued on. At Cathedral Beach saw a beautiful Dingo in the sand. stopped twenty meters away to take its picture but it came trotting up to see what we were doing. When it realized there were no handouts it leisurely headed off. At Indian Head the rising tide meant we had to go inland to get around the headlands. Stopped to play in the sand dunes for a while. Headed on to Orchid Beach before stopping - the rising tide scared me. The first six kilometers south of the headlands was very close - soft sand and very little beach left, and it was still two hours to high tide. Backtracked to Happy Valley. There's no camping, but the resort is way to much money and the place suggested in the guide book is being renovated. End up renting a little holiday apartment (with room for six, a kitchen, etc.).